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Festivities, Ceremonies Honor the Graduating Class of 2021

The senior class joined the ranks of Ravenscroft alumni at their commencement ceremony on Friday, May 28, but this special group of students celebrated their time together with a number of special activities over the last month.

 
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The senior class joined the ranks of Ravenscroft alumni at their commencement ceremony on Friday, May 28, but this special group of students celebrated their time together with a number of special activities over the last month.

Senior Dinner and Dance

On Thursday, April 22, seniors gathered on campus for Senior Celebration Day, enjoying food trucks, music, kickball and — part of a new tradition for seniors started just last year — picking up their personalized yard signs. Then, on Thursday, May 6, their last official day of school, they were celebrated by the entire school with an on-campus class breakfast, a parade and a class photo in the stands of the football stadium. And with their senior projects wrapped up on May 21, the Class of 2021 kicked off graduation week with a formal dinner and dance under the stars on Tuesday, May 25. 

The Baccalaureate Service was held Thursday, May 27, at Christ Baptist Church in Raleigh. In addition to special music and scripture readings, the seniors enjoyed alumni remarks from Ian DuBose ’17 and an address by Rev. Richard Clayton of Hayes Barton United Methodist Church. 

Baccalaureate Ceremony 2021

Commencement took place the next day, also at Christ Baptist Church. Inspirational speaker Jennifer Hoverstad gave the address. Valedictorian Thomas Barker ’21 and Class Speaker Matt Presson ’21 shared their reflections and hopes for the future. Head of School Doreen Kelly conferred diplomas on the 120 members of the Class of 2021, which includes 39 “lifers.”

The livestream recordings of Baccalaureate and Commencement are available to re-watch and share. Enjoy, share and download photos of Senior Celebration DaySenior Breakfast and ParadeBaccalaureate and Commencement.

Read more about the Class of 2021’s achievements and accomplishments on our Senior Success webpage.

Congratulations to this resilient and determined group, who faced head-on the challenges of the last year as scholars, artists, athletes and citizen leaders, truly embodying what it means to Lead From Here. 

The Class of 2021 processing into Commencement